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Government Affairs Committee

The GDRA Government Affairs committee guides our efforts to influence politicial issues and regulations that affect our businesses and liveihood. Remember...we must get into politics or get of business!

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Events Committee Chairs:
John Gessner, Front Burner Restaurants
Kyle Noonan, Free Range Concepts

Committee Members:

  • Chris Alsam, Aslam Group
  • Mike Ayers, FreshPoint
  • David Cole, i Fratelli Pizza
  • Wes Hoblit, LaBarba Permit Service
  • Jeff Frankel, Mattitos
  • Joe Gibson, US Foods
  • Jessica Goehring, Hotchkiss Insurance
  • Estella Martinez, Matt's Rancho Martinez
  • Chris Petruska, Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Tammany Stern, Best of Guide.com 
  • Rick Valley, P. F. Chang's 
  • Randall White, Elettore
Committee Meeting Dates: 
  • October 20th 
  • December 15th 
  • February 16th 
  • April 13th 
  • June 15th 


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